Intensive Summer Camps
Acro Camp Registration Open April NOW!
Intensive Dance Camp Registration Open NOW!
Acro Camp 2017
July 10-14, 2017
MNM Studio is the leader in Acro dance in Manitoba. Dancers and gymnasts alike travel to attend our acro classes, camps, and workshops and learn from experience, knowledgeable, and award winning instructors. Come out and develop your acro skills. Learn new tricks and improve old ones during this intensive week of training. Students will also receive an exciting introduction to Circus Arts during the week!
This camp is not just for experienced acrobats, dancers, or gymnasts. Dancers ages 7 and up of any Acro skill level are welcome to register. Participants will be divided into 3 groups based on acro skill level beginner through advanced in each of the following categories...
Strength, Flexibility, Conditioning
Handstands & Balances
Limbering & Contortion
Classes run from 9:30am to 3:30pm daily.
Drop-Off & Pick-up Times:
Drop-off daily between 8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
Pick-up daily between 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Extended time available by request with a small surcharge.)
Space is limited and based on a first come/first served basis.
Attire: Girls should wear a leotard, and fitted shorts. Boys should wear shorts and t-shirt.
What To Bring: Healthy lunch & snacks, re-fillable water bottle.
Tuition: $225 + GST
*Register and pay by April 31st - take 5% Off
*Tuition is non refundable. Payment options available
*Camps qualify for both Childrens Fitness Tax Credit, & Child Care Tax Credit.
All camps qualify for both Childrens Fitness Tax Credit
& Child Care Tax Credit.
Dance Camp 2017
July 3-7, 2017
Our elite Intensive Dance Camp is designed to offer students, with extensive experience, the opportunity to pursue their dance education and training in the summer. This camp is recommended for serious dance students and is not recommended for recreational dancers. Students will receive a daily ballet technique class along with additional classes in Acro, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Tap. Emphasis of this camp is the process of learning and developing skills both artistically and technically at an elite level. Classes run all day from 9am-4pm and feature small intimate class sizes with LIMITED spots available. Compared to camps at other studios who have class sizes of 30+ students and shorter days which provides less training.
The intensive dance camp will feature two special guests, DEREK JACKSON-PIQUETTE and MITCHELL PIQUETTE-JACKSON (Bios down below). We intend for this camp to be a team building experience for dancers and MNM faculty as well as an opportunity for dancers to improve their dance abilities.
*It is required that all Magic N Motion Troupe dancers attend Intensive Dance Camp.
*Pre Competitive students will attend the recreational camp week as an intro into our competitive program (ages 6-8)
Attire: Girls should wear a leotard and black leggings or non footed tights, with hair tied back. Boys should wear black dance pants or shorts, and a white or black t-shirt. Participants will need all their dance footwear including clean indoor runners & extra attire for hip hop classes.
Drop-Off & Pick-up Times: 9am-4pm with optional early drop off and late pick up
Ages 10+ years, with 3+ years of competition exp.
Ages 14+ years, with 6+ years of competition exp.
*These levels will be divided into sub levels pending number of enrollment and evaluation of levels.
Tuition non Magic N Motion Student: $449 + GST
Tuition Current Magic N Motion student: $399 +GST*
* To get the dicounted price students must be enrolled in the current 2017/2018 Competitive program
* Tuition is non refundable. Payment options available.
* Hip Hop students who only participate in that genre should speak with a director for a reduced schedule and price
Mitchell Jackson first discovered his love of dance in the small northern Ontario city of Sudbury. While most dancers learn their first steps as children, Mitchell did not begin dancing until he entered Sudbury Secondary School and was introduced to jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary dance, and musical theatre. His passion for dance eventually led him to Toronto. Within two years of beginning his competitive career Mitchell won numerous awards across North America. Television has also beckoned: Mitchell has performed on CTV, Much Music's Best Dance Crew, MTV News, Rogers TV, Breakfast Television, So You Think You Can Dance Canada and as a back-up dancer for many artists. You can also see his choreography on season 2 of Disney Channel's "Backstage".
Still only in his twenties, Mitchell has become a much sought-after choreographer and teacher. Last year alone he choreographed over 200 award winning routines. He is training dancers across the globe, prepping them to become professionals in the dance industry. He has taught at the some of the largest studios in the world, and has trained dancers who have performed with Ne-Yo, Usher, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and are currently appearing as leads on the hit show The Next Step. Dancers who have worked with Mitchell have also appeared on So You Think You Can Dance US and Canada.
Never one to stay idle, Mitchell has been involved in local theatre in Toronto and both choreographed and performed in the Miss Universe Canada Charity Event. He also co-founded On the Floor (OTF), a program of competitions, conventions and workshops, focused on training and educational opportunities for dancers. OTF also includes a fundraising component in support of SickKids Hospital in Toronto. The money raised by OTF is used to provide dance parties and other entertainment to the patients. These events give the young patients a chance to forget their troubles and focus instead on having fun. In the past 4 years, the OTF team has raised over $150,000 for the hospital. As Mitchell said in a recent profile in NorthernLife.ca, the kids are always really excited for these events and cannot wait for the dancers to come.
It is moments like these—when he can share the incredible joy of dance—that inspire Mitchell to continue on the path life laid out for him, starting on that high school stage in Sudbury and leading him to a rewarding career doing what he loves
Dancer, Director, Choreographer, and Teacher Derek Piquette began dancing at the young age of 10 in his hometown of Chicopee, MA. From there his dance career accelerated quickly. By the age of 16, he received full scholarships for several ballet intensives and moved to Miami to follow his dreams of becoming a professional dancer training at Stars Dance Studio. At 18 he began teaching at Stars Dance Studio, and was the assistant of Victor Smalley and Angel Armas for two years. As a performer, he has been a company member with TOKYO the Company and Artists Giving Hope, and was a principal dancer in the Bridge To Artists production of Carmen and The Maid. He has also performed in the Paul Mitchell Fashion Show and MOVE the World Charity Event. One of the most exciting experiences in his young career took place in 2015, when he competed in Season 12 of So You Think You Can Dance, finishing among the top 4 stage dancers. He followed up his appearance on the show with the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour, performing in 70 cities across North America. In early 2017 Derek launched his newest project, Intrepid Dance Company which had its first performance entitled “HER” which he directed and choreographed.
As a teacher and choreographer, Derek has worked for various dance organizations including On the Floor, Hit the Floor, Step Up 2 Dance, Twilight Dance Convention and Top Ten Dance Challenge where he has judged, taught, and assisted top choreographers in the industry. His career has taken him to destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and South America, where he has taught at over 150 studios. Since 2014, Derek choreographed more than 350 award winning pieces, including pieces for stars on Dance Moms, Disney’s Backstage and So You Think You Can Dance. Derek currently teaches and assists for On the Floor: The Ultimate Dance Experience, working with young dancers all over North America. He has also choreographed pieces and been a principal dancer in On the Floor’s Gala Nights for SickKids Hospital in Toronto for 3 years and has helped raise over $150,000 for the ChildLife Program.
With his inspirational drive and love of dance, Derek has achieved many professional and artistic goals and helped other dancers do the same. Derek is especially focused on working with young dancers around the world, hoping to instill in them his enthusiasm for dance and inspire them to become the best they can be. A natural teacher, Derek has an exceptional way of connecting with his students, whether it be in class or through choreography or performing. He makes a lasting impression, leaving his students touched, encouraged, and educated.